Welfare Rights & Health Project

at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospitals

We can all need advice at times, but rarely more so than when our health suddenly changes. 

An illness or operation can affect our ability to work, our housing, relationships, benefit entitlement and plans for the future. 

At these times it is vital to access help - and for advice to be available quickly and conveniently.

The Welfare Rights & Health Project is a partnership between CAE and NHS Lothian which brings advice into the acute sector.

Our Advisers offer the same broad range of free, independent, impartial and confidential advice which is available in our bureaux.  If we can’t advise you on your issue, we will be able to refer you to a specialist who can.

The service is open to everyone at the two hospital sites - patients, their carers, and staff.


How Can I Access the Service? 

For more information or to be referred to the service please contact our advisers:

Rosie Wilson (07780461966) and Penny Hext (07799541556) at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.



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Alan Frith (07827924549) at the

Western General Hospital.



Or for either hospital you can email: